University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Courses in Theatre (THE)

THE 001 - Introduction to Theatre
Overview of general theatre practices and theories, emphasizing history, script analysis, character development, and communicative skills directed toward a modern audience.
Credits: 3.00
THE 010 - Acting I: Intro to Acting
Exercises to increase self-awareness and heighten perceptions of human behavior. Basics of script analysis and development of vocal and physical skills through practice and performance.
Credits: 3.00
THE 016 - Musical Theatre Performance
Singing technique and vocal development with acting/song interpretation. Includes posture, breathing, phonation, registration, resonation, articulation and voice qualities (classical, Broadway legit, belt voice, belt mix). May not be used as credit by Music majors/minors; may be counted toward Theatre major/minor with prior approval. Crosslisted with: MU 016.
Credits: 3.00
THE 020 - Fundamentals of Lighting
Primary course in the area of stage lighting design and execution. Includes Lab.
Credits: 4.00
THE 030 - Fundamentals of Scenery
A hands-on introduction to the theory and practical application of the scenic elements involved in play production (drawing, building, and painting techniques). Includes Lab.
Credits: 4.00
THE 040 - Fundamentals of Costuming
Primary course in area of costume design and construction. Includes Lab. Fall.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
THE 041 - History of Costume
Overview of period costume and its adaptation for the stage. Cross-listed with: WGST 078. Alternating Falls with THE 042.
Credits: 3.00
THE 042 - Fund Theatrical Make-up
Focus on the development of drawing, painting, and sculpture skills as they relate to the creation of a dramatic character for the stage. Alternating Falls w/ THE 041. Pre/co-requisite: THE 040 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
THE 050 - Dramatic Analysis
Examination of structural characteristics of the basic forms and styles of drama and the manner in which they affect theatrical representation. Fall. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
THE 070 - Playwriting
Development of dramatic writing skills and broadened understanding of theatre/art by its creation. Study of published plays but focus on student writing. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.00
THE 075 - D1:Diversity:Cont US Theatre
Course focuses on plays and playwrights in contemporary theatre exploring themes pertaining to race, sexuality, gender and the physically challenged. Pre/co-requisite: Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.00
THE 076 - D1:Contemp US Latina/o Theatre
Analysis of contemporary Latina/Latino-American plays and playwrights. Pre/co-requisite: Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.00
THE 095 - Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Fall. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
THE 096 - Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Spring. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
THE 110 - Acting II:Cntmp Scene Study
Continuation of Acting I. Development of acting techniques through intensive scene work: refining script analysis and performance skills using contemporary scenes. Prerequisite: THE 010 and Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
THE 111 - Acting III:Voice & Speech
Study of the basics of voice production and Standard American Speech; exercises and practice focusing on freeing the voice and developing good vocal habits. Spring. Prerequisite: THE 010 and Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
THE 112 - Acting IV: Movement
Development of physical freedom and articulate physical expression through techniques promoting relaxation, flexibility, strength, creative spontaneity, and purposeful movement. Techniques applied to short movement performances. Fall. Prerequisite: THE 010 and Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
THE 120 - Lighting Design
Explores, through classroom instruction and projects, the development of lighting designs for a variety of live performance situations. Prerequisite: THE 020. Fall only.
Credits: 3.00
THE 130 - Scene Design
A practical application of the elements, principles, and styles of theatrical stage design through research, sketching, and rendering techniques. Prerequisite: THE 030. Spring only.
Credits: 3.00
THE 131 - Scene Painting Concepts&Appl
Lab course to study practical application of painting techniques used in theatre, trompe l'oeil. Develops skills introduced in THE 030. Alternating Falls with THE 230. Prerequisites: THE 030; and either THE 020 or THE 040 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
THE 140 - Costume Design
Elements, principles, and styles of design applied to the visual creation of a dramatic character. Prerequisites: THE 040, with THE 041 highly recommended. Spring only.
Credits: 3.00
THE 141 - Adv Costume:Draping&Flat Pattn
Explores the methods of creating period shapes. Students develop a sloper, fit it to a human body, create a researched and completed period costume. Prerequisite: THE 040. Alternating Springs w/ THE 142, THE 143, & THE 144.
Credits: 3.00
THE 142 - Adv Cost Const:Per Undrgarmts
Focuses on techniques for creating artificial understructures that support period silhouettes. Corsets, hoop skirts, petticoats, etc., are researched, fit on the human body, and constructed. Prerequisite: THE 040. Alternating Springs w/ THE 141, THE 143, THE 144.
Credits: 3.00
THE 143 - Adv Costume Constr:Millinery
Explores methods of hat construction, including work in various media. Methods of shaping, covering, and trimming are researched, leading to the completion of hats. Prerequisite: THE 040. Alternating Springs with THE 141, THE 142, THE 144.
Credits: 3.00
THE 144 - Adv Costume Constr:Tailoring
Explores traditional methods of tailoring as well as practical adaptations for the stage. Research, discussion, and demonstration lead to completion of a period suit. Prerequisite: THE 040. Alternating Springs with THE 141, THE 142, THE 143.
Credits: 3.00
THE 150 - Hist I:Class/Med/Ren Thtr
A study of the theatrical rituals of Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages leading to the reinvention of theatre in Renaissance Italy, England, and Spain. Spring. Prerequisite: THE 050
Credits: 3.00
THE 151 - Hst II:Ren-Contemp Eur&US
A study of the historical context, theatrical conventions, and the plays representations of Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, and the revolts against Realism. Fall. Prerequisite: THE 150.
Credits: 3.00
THE 160 - Stage Management
Theory and practice for stage managing in the non-commercial theatre. Prerequisites: THE 010 and two of: THE 020, THE 030, THE 040 or THE 050. Spring.
Credits: 3.00
THE 180 - Eurotheatre
Spring research and preparation for 2-week intensive study of theatre in Europe. Trip: May/June culminating in submission of journal and research paper. Prerequisite: Interview with the professor required. Alternating Spring.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
THE 190 - Theatre Practicum
Students actively involved in current department productions may earn credit for work on stage or backstage. Project proposals must be approved by department faculty and be of significant scope to qualify for credit. Prerequisite: Permission. Repeatable up to three hours.
Credits: 0.50 to 3.00
THE 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Fall. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
THE 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Spring. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
THE 197 - Readings & Research
Prerequisite: Instructor Permission. Fall.
Credits: 0.50 to 9.00
THE 198 - Readings & Research
Prerequisite: Instructor Permission. Spring.
Credits: 0.50 to 9.00
THE 200 - Professional Preparation
Topics include preparing for auditions, portfolio reviews, interviews, and research papers for entrance into graduate schools or professional theatre venues. Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing and by Instructor permission only.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
THE 210 - Acting V:Shakespeare Scne Stdy
Refining and developing script analysis and performance skills using Shakespeare, ancient Greek, Moliere, or other stylized texts. Prerequisites: THE 010, THE 110 & THE 111 or Instructor permission. Fall.
Credits: 3.00
THE 230 - Advanced Scene Design
An in-depth study of the realization process for a stage design. A combination of script analysis, sketching, model making, rendering, and paint elevations, all as forms of communication. Prerequisites: THE 030, THE 130. Alternating Falls with THE 131.
Credits: 3.00
THE 250 - Directing I
Theory of theatrical directing, including script analysis; approaches to audition, rehearsal, and performance; coaching actors. Prerequisites: THE 010, THE 020, THE 030, THE 040, THE 050, THE 110, THE 150, either THE 120, THE 130, or THE 140; Senior standing; Instructor permission. Fall.
Credits: 3.00
THE 251 - Directing II
Development of skills and aesthetic values through the direction of a complete one act play. Not offered as performance opportunity. Enrolled students may not act in their own projects. Prerequisites: THE 250; Instructor permission; Senior standing. Spring.
Credits: 3.00
THE 255 - Playing with Femininity
Finding new femininities. Investigating how contemporary American artists use femininity to question and invert cultures and explore new femininities challenging gender, race and sexual preferences. Prerequisites: THE 150 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
THE 283 - Seminar
Fall only. Credits: 3
Credits: 3.00
THE 284 - Seminar
Spring only. Credits: 3
Credits: 3.00
THE 295 - Advanced Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Pre/co-requisite: Instructor permission only.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
THE 296 - Advanced Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Pre/co-requisite: Instructor permission only.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
THE 297 - Senior Readings and Research
Fall only. Credits: 3
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
THE 298 - Senior Readings & Research
Spring only. Credits: 1-3
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
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